How to make those Fancy Stripes in the Grass!


Originally posted on MURRAY COOK'S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG:

Mow crew.JPGOk so this isnt the best mower stripping equipment!  Having fancy mowers is nice and stripping your lawn like the Pros can be accomplished by brushing your grass.   Those beautiful shades of green stripes on the fields you see at sporting events are not painted on!    (Actually, I have been asked this question by a few readers over the years).

First, Its not as hard as it looks to put those stripes in your yard..even a 7 year old can do it (under a parental eye) and I was a witness too that particular youth event as it was my son that put them in our yard many years ago with his bubble mower.
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The stripes are actually made by rolling or bending the grass in opposite directions.  In pro parks they use a vertical reel type mower.   Its all about the equipment …NOT THE PAINT! Some big league parks…

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